News release: Students put on biggest production for KnowleDGE

Students from across Knowle DGE Learning Centre, which educates 140 pupils aged 5 to 18 with behavioural and emotional difficulties and speech and language needs, have spent the last couple of months preparing their biggest school show to date.


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Thirty students, aged between 6 and 18, will be acting, singing and dancing in an adaptation of Bugsy Malone as well as producing all the visuals, lighting and sound. Performances for friends and family start this week (Monday 16 March).

KnowleDGE lead teacher for music Tamsin Cullum said:

“Our performing arts students have studied the film version of Bugsy Malone and devised their final piece of work from their findings. They created and developed their characters; as well as designed their set, costumes, lighting plot and PowerPoint of scenes. The process as really brought out their planning and collaborative skills.

“The students decided to open the performance up to the whole learning centre who have all been attending rehearsals both during the timetabled day and during after learning centre time to get the show up to scratch.”

The production will also go towards Level 1 in Performing Arts for 12 of the students involved so they can complete their BTEC studies.

Notes for Editors

Knowle DGE Learning Centre was judged at 'good' by Ofsted in 2014.

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